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The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre / Rape Crisis South London (RASASC) is a registered charity based in Croydon dedicated to providing services to female survivors of sexual violence.

We provide the national Rape Crisis helpline; offer face to face and group counselling; an advocacy service for survivors reporting through the criminal justice system; an outreach service for women further marginalised by society, including women in prostitution and sex work; as well as delivering a large training and prevention programme.

Our service is a very busy women only service with around 60 staff, self-employed workers and volunteers. We are committed to being representative of our society and women who use our services, as well as bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

In line with this, we are particularly keen to receive applications from women who are minoritised on the basis of their race or ethnicity, sexuality, or disabled status. We also welcome applications from women who have personal experience of sexual violence.

Applications will be accepted from female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 


We are seeking a Clinical Lead who will manage the delivery of and hold clinical responsibility for our large, busy adult counselling service. The successful candidate will hold a counselling qualification, a clinical supervision qualification and will have at least 5 years post-qualification experience of working with women affected by rape and sexual abuse.

She will also hold a BACP accreditation. She will have experience of recruitment, induction, training and line management. She will have a depth of knowledge, understanding and experience of trauma-informed therapeutic support, safeguarding and possess good all-round IT skills.

She will be a skilled and experienced manager, who demonstrates a commitment to feminist principles and has experience of putting these into practice.

She will also be part of the Rape Crisis South London Management Team which has operational responsibility for the day-to-day management of Rape Crisis South London and its services, in order to meet the aims and objectives of the charity.

Terms & Conditions

  • 4-5 days per week
  • Salary £42-45K full-time
  • Annual leave is 27 days a year plus 8 bank holidays plus the days between Christmas and New Year.
  • NEST pension scheme; 3% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
  • There will be a 6-month probation period for this role

For an information pack, please email: recruitment@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311.

For an informal conversation about the role and work, please email Rosa at dos@rasasc.org.uk

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a final closing date of 5pm on the 11th of July 2022.

RASASC are Recruiting for a new Chair of Trustees

The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (South London) is looking for a skilled and passionate feminist leader to Chair our Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will have experience of feminist leadership and feminist governance, ideally within the violence against women sector or other women’s charitable sector.

She will be a skilled motivator and communicator, who demonstrates a commitment to intersectional feminist principles and has experience of putting these into practice.

The role involves working with a dedicated and expert board of trustees together with the CEO, to ensure RASASC maintains the highest standards of intersectional feminist governance including meeting its charitable aims and complying with all legal requirements.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a passion for creating change in the field of sexual violence to help shape one of the UK’s oldest Rape Crisis Centres.

To apply please contact vicechair@rasasc.org.uk using RASASC Chair as the subject line.

Our current Vice Chair, Tricia Sullivan will arrange an informal meeting with you to discuss the role, your experience, and answer any questions you have. You will then be asked to send an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (of up to 1500 words) identifying how you meet the qualifications, skills and experience requirements, and may be invited to interview with other members of the board.

We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis but with a final closing date of the 30th of May 2022 at 5pm. 


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed women to join our friendly team of voluntary trustees to provide professional oversight, excellent governance, strategic leadership and act as ambassadors for the organisation. We are committed to being representative of our society and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

If you have skills in human resources, marketing, fundraising, finance, the voluntary or public sector, you are an excellent communicator with leadership skills and are passionate about supporting a growing and dedicated team we would be interested in hearing from you.  We are particularly seeking applicants with charity governance experience.

The post of Trustee is a voluntary one and all reasonable expenses are reimbursed.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community to enable us to have a diverse trustee board that reflects our communities. Trustees will be expected to attend a minimum of 6 meetings a year, which will be a mix of virtual and in person in South London.

For an application pack email admin@rasasc.org.uk or call 0208 683 3311 for an initial discussion and further information.


We are often looking for passionate and dedicated women to volunteer on the National Rape Crisis Helpline.

If you feel you have an open mind and can listen, are empathic and pragmatic, care about supporting women who have survived sexual violence and have the time and enthusiasm to make a commitment to volunteering with us for at least one year, please get in touch.

We will provide you with free accredited training from the London Open College Network.  The training and helpline provision all take place in our anonymous building in the centre of Croydon, South London.

For further information email helpline.coordinator@rasasc.org.uk


We are currently recruiting for experienced counsellors & qualified clinical supervisors to join our well established team working with women and girls who have survived sexual violence. To apply you will need to have:

  • Diploma in counselling Supervision with, or working towards accreditation
  • A minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • Experience of working with survivors of sexual violence
  • Availability to work at least one early evening a week.

Accredited Sexual Violence training, developed by Rape Crisis is provided. CPD is given four times a year (funding permitting).  Bi-lingual counsellors are most welcome.   If you enjoy working in a committed team of women please call or email us for further information.

cyplead@rasasc.org.uk or 0208 683 3311

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